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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By : Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward
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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By: Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward

Overview of this book

MongoDB is an open source, schemaless NoSQL database system. Pentaho as a famous open source Analysis tool provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability for large sets of data. The variant features in Pentaho for MongoDB are designed to empower organizations to be more agile and scalable and also enables applications to have better flexibility, faster performance, and lower costs. Whether you are brand new to online learning or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to create turnkey analytic solutions that deliver insight and drive value for your organization. The book will begin by taking you through Pentaho Data Integration and how it works with MongoDB. You will then be taken through the Kettle Thin JDBC Driver for enabling a Java application to interact with a database. This will be followed by exploration of a MongoDB collection using Pentaho Instant view and creating reports with MongoDB as a datasource using Pentaho Report Designer. The book will then teach you how to explore and visualize your data in Pentaho BI Server using Pentaho Analyzer. You will then learn how to create advanced dashboards with your data. The book concludes by highlighting contributions of the Pentaho Community.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Creating a new analysis view using Pentaho Analyzer

Pentaho Analyzer is an analytical visualization tool that filters and drills into data sources. It can easily compile data into visualizations using an interactive web interface and is intuitive for end users. This plugin is available in the Pentaho Enterprise Edition only. If you are using the MongoDB native connection, it is possible to create intuitive and quick visualizations.

This recipe will guide you through exploring the Foodmart data imported in the previous recipe using this analytical tool. This recipe is an overview of the main features available in Pentaho Analyzer.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will need the Pentaho BI server running, and make sure you have the MongoDB server running with the data from the previous recipe.

How to do it…

After you have made sure that you are ready to start the recipe, perform the following steps to create an analysis report:

  1. From the web browser, access the Pentaho BI server using...